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Mom Charged in Death of Infant Son

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Sarah Stephens mugshot

Sarah Stephens’ booking photo. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept.)


A woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the 2012 death of her infant son.

Investigators say the 8-month-old boy died of an apparent drug overdose, after initially think it was a case of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

As detectives followed up, they say they’ve developed evidence that suggests 32-year-old Sarah Stephens knowingly gave her son a controlled substance.

Stephens is now charged with second-degree murder and child endangerment.

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